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P-ISSN: 2788-8428, E-ISSN: 2788-8436

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B


Does sexual size dimorphism vary with sex ratio in red millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?


Author(s): Mark Cooper

Abstract: Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and sex ratio were checked for correlations in the red millipede genus Centrobolus. There was no significant relationship between SSD and sex ratios in general among the two species (r=0.49, Z score=1.21, n=4, 4, p=0.11). There was no significant relationship between sex ratios on the ground and in the trees pooled with those from early in the season and SSD (r=0.29, Z score=0.52400671, n=3, 3, p=0.30). There was a significant relationship between sex ratios on the ground and in the trees pooled with those from late in the season and SSD (r=0.74, Z score=1.64976836, n=3, 3, p< 0.05). Greater female-biased SSD was related to male-biased sex ratios among two species (C. anulatus and C. inscriptus) recorded later in the season.

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How to cite this article:
Mark Cooper. Does sexual size dimorphism vary with sex ratio in red millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?. Zool Entomol Lett 2022;2(1):66-68.

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